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Remembering Tony Petkovsek 1941 – 2019

The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum mourns the passing of Chairman Emeritus and co-founder Tony Petkovsek. Tony brought new life to the Cleveland-Style Polka. Just when polka music seemed played out, young Tony arrived on the scene in 1961 with a daily radio show that revived America’s good-time sound. He inspired new and classic bands to record albums. His polka tours brought attention to Slovenia and took the happy music around the world. Tony’s Thanksgiving polka weekends still attract a thousand fans. His music events and causes made him an important community leader.

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Folklorna Skupina KRES Picnic

On Saturday, August 11, over 70 members from all of Folklorna Skupina Kres’s age groups performed at the Slovenska Pristava.  Hundreds of guests attended the event on what a beautiful summer day with barely a cloud in the sky.  The performance included several lively stylized polkas, a traditional folklore number from the region of Premurkje, a toe-tapping swing number and ...

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The 36th Super Button Box Bash Celebrates Culture at Slovenian Society Home in Euclid

The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum and the Slovenian Society Home teamed up and presented The 36th Super Button Box Bash on April 8. Hundreds gathered at the Slovenian Society Home in Euclid for the annual event that showcased music from performers all across the country. Polka songs resonated throughout the upper ballroom and lower hall. The bash was a daylong ...

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Slovenian Australian Academic Association News

Dr Kaja Antelj, president of the Slovenian Australian Academic Association (SAAA) speaks about the numerous activities and projects currently being undertaken by their organization. This includes promoting the 2018 Slovenian Language Summer School. Association secretary, Mateya Slobodnik provides more information about the scholarship which is available to attend this year’s Slovenian Summer School. The Ministry for Slovenians Living Abroad and ...

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New Slovenian Consulate Open in Geelong

Sunday, 11th February, the new Slovenian consulate in Victoria was officially opened in Geelong by the Slovenian minister for Economic development and Technology Zdravko Pocivalsek and Slovenian Ambassador to Australia, Helena Drnovsek Zorko. Honorary consul for Victoria Eddy Kontelj hosted this event, whereby various members of the Slovenian and Australia governments spoke and were present. Source: Radio SBS | Tania ...

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Magda Pišotek and Marija Penca Are Respected Teachers And Cultural Workers Within Melbourne’s Slovenian Community.

Magda Pišotek, Marija Penca and Draga Gelt OAM, authors of a new book titled The Power of Words have been tireless cultural workers and teachers within the Slovenian Community in Victoria for over 4 decades. This book with over 500 pages highlights the many cultural programs prepared by the three authors over the past 40 plus years, celebrating many events, ...

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